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  • New Mexico holds 4% of U.S. proved crude oil reserves, and is consistently the sixth-largest oil-producing state.
  • New Mexico ranks among the top 10 natural gas producing states, and accounts for 4% of U.S. natural gas output.
  • New Mexico contains almost 3% of the nation's recoverable coal reserves and the state accounts for about 2% of U.S. total coal output.
  • Wind power accounted for 11% of New Mexico's electricity generation in 2016 from almost 900 wind turbines.
  • New Mexico has the third-largest tribal acreage in any state, and some of the reservations have oil and natural gas operations and abundant renewable energy resources.

Last Updated: January 18, 2018

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New Mexico, U.S. Rankings

Total Energy per Capita 21
Total Energy per Capita 34
Total Energy 8
Crude Oil 3
Natural Gas 9
Coal 12
Electricity 40
Natural Gas 45
Electricity 18
Carbon Dioxide Emissions 37

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